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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

North to Alaska!

We have spent the last week saying goodbyes, packing, and loading up the truck. This morning we started our adventure to Alaska.

We drove all day, and we're still in Texas!

We drove 560 miles today. It will take us 4,600 miles to get to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska. That is a LOT of driving!

Tonight we are in Amarillo, Texas. It is a great place. Palo Duro Canyon is just a few miles away. We camped there a few years ago.

Palo Duro Canyo is the second largest canyon in the United States. The Grand Canyon in Arizona is the only canyon that is bigger.

We traveled across the high plains this afternoon. Palo Duro Canyon drops down 800 feet below the canyon rim. It is a wonderful place to watch the stars. Many animals also live in the canyon, including the Texas Horny Toad, deer, barbary sheep, and roadrunners.

To learn more about some of these wonderful Texas animals, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/pwdpubs/media/pwd_bk_p4000_1181.pdf

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